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a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason t
since 1992. two more to go before election day. >>> investors have some new numbers from washington to consider this morning. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com is here with the employment report that just came in. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and michelle. stock futures are higher on much better-than-expected news on the jobs front just out this morning. the unemployment rate actually fell to 7.8% last month dropping below 8% for the first time of in almost four years that rate declined because more people found jobs. the labor department says 114,000 jobs were added in september. economists were predicting employers added only 111,000 jobs last month. and that the unemployment rate would edge up to 8.2% from 8.1%. so definitely some better-than- expected news out there on the jobs front. >>> asian markets up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. the kay up .5%, hong kong's hang seng added .5%. >>> on thursday the slightly better-than-expected weekly jobless claims gave the market a lift dow up 80, na
again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >> thursday morning you are going to be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner for the next 33 days. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> promised a few things. end the iraq war , he d
, that the first presidential debate of an election isn't very kind to the incumbent essentially arguing that the newcomer, in this case mitt romney, essentially is elevated by being on the same stage as the president. this is the first time they are seen as equals. historically that doesn't bode well for incumbents. >> okay. well, all eyes will be on denver tonight. it will be good theater if nothing else as the two go toe to toe. bigad shaban, thanks so much for your live report from denver. >> reporter: thank you. >>> you can see the debate live right here on cbs 5. that begins at 6:00 tonight. >>> 5:40. the blue angels are going to come soaring into town. the special guests taking to the skies today. coming up. >> so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. >> a tv anchor takes a stand. her powerful message to the bully who called her fat. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters, here with my favorite new intern, jimmy. mmm! fresh! and it's been in the closet for 12 weeks! unbelievable! unstopables! i'll show you how! ♪ just shake them into the wa
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